It is a single edged, cross cut saw with coarser teeth compared to the #105 saw. Works well for cutting general lumber. Gyokucho is a popular brand of professional carpentry saws in Japan. They use a method called impulse hardening to increase the durability of the tooth tips. The cutting edge is heated for 0.003~0.005 seconds by applying an electrical current, instantly hardening the surface of the steel while maintaining the flexibility inside. As a result, the saw’s wear resistance increases. The hardened saw tooth is much harder than sharpening files so the blade cannot be sharpened and needs to be replaced once it is dull.
Recommended for cutting: General lumber
Type of blade: Cross cut
Blade thickness: 0.6mm
TPI: Cross cut: 16
Replacement blade: Available, item #HW06.004.1
Handle type: Wood wrapped with cane
I recommend regular use of Camellia oil for maintenance. Keep the blades clean and oiled to last longer. Oil is available for purchase separately.